I Was a Rock

by Matt Morrow

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My first happy love song, written after I had begun work on Phoenix, "I Was a Rock" could be considered a bonus track for that album.

For Solari.


i was a rock
i was an island in the stream
i set out alone
i needed no one on my team
then i saw your face,
like you'd come right out of a dream,
and i was no island anymore

now here you are
you've gone and creased me to the bone
and here you are
you've drawn blood right from a stone
and here you are
and it's so hard to be alone
and it was easy before

there was a time
i had no hunger and no thirst
yeah, there was a time
but now that bubble has been burst
yeah, there was a time
when i'd have feared the very worst
but i don't do that nowadays

but i was so frightened
you had me shaking like a leaf
as you made off
with my big old heart just like a thief
and still somehow
i learned to let myself believe
that in your arms, it will be safe

and what was stony, cold, and gray
time and your hands have worn away

i was a rock
so strong and steady in the woods
i needed no one
i didn't think i ever could
then i saw your face,
and it has turned me around for good
now i'm a rock you can hold onto

and now i know
the hurt a good woman can heal
and now i know
this thing we've got is really real
and now i know
just how glad a heart can feel,
and i hope you know it too
i hope you know


released July 16, 2014
Matt Morrow - guitars, piano, mandolin, bass, percussion



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